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Last Updated : Apr 04, 2018 02:41 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Virat Kohli, Cristiano Ronaldo and Roger Federer: A look at the world's highest-paid athletes

From Indian cricket sensation Virat Kohli, football’s greatest heroes Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, to some legends of the NBA, here are the world’s highest-paid athletes according to Forbes

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Virat Kohli: USD 22 million | ‘King Kohli’, as he is called by his fans, is not only the only Indian, but also the only Cricketer to feature in the top 100 of the Forbes’ ‘World's Highest-Paid Athletes’ list. He is ranked 89th. The Indian skipper draws a salary of USD 3 million from salary and USD 19 million from endorsements. (Image: Reuters)
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Virat Kohli: USD 22 million | ‘King Kohli’, as he is called by his fans, is not only the only Indian, but also the only Cricketer to feature in the top 100 of the Forbes’ ‘World's Highest-Paid Athletes’ list. He is ranked 89th. The Indian skipper draws a salary of USD 3 million from salary and USD 19 million from endorsements. (Image: Reuters)

Cristiano Ronaldo: USD 93 million | The five-time Ballon d'Or award winner earns around USD 93 million per annum for his services at Spanish football club Real Madrid, playing for his national side, Portugal and through endorsements. (Image: Reuters)
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Cristiano Ronaldo: USD 93 million | The five-time Ballon d'Or award winner earns around USD 93 million per annum for his services at Spanish football club Real Madrid, playing for his national side, Portugal and through endorsements. (Image: Reuters)

LeBron James: USD 86.2 million | The Cleveland Cavaliers player is considered by many as one of the greatest NBA players of all time, earns USD 31.2 million as his salary and receives another USD 55 million from endorsements. (Image: Reuters)
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LeBron James: USD 86.2 million | The Cleveland Cavaliers player is considered by many as one of the greatest NBA players of all time, earns USD 31.2 million as his salary and receives another USD 55 million from endorsements. (Image: Reuters)

Lionel Messi: USD 53 million | The Argentine footballer, who also has five Ballon d'Or awards to his name, earns a whopping USD 53 million as his salary from Catalan football club FC Barcelona and earns another USD 27 million from endorsements. (Image: Reuters)
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Lionel Messi: USD 53 million | The Argentine footballer, who also has five Ballon d'Or awards to his name, earns a whopping USD 53 million as his salary from Catalan football club FC Barcelona and earns another USD 27 million from endorsements. (Image: Reuters)

Roger Federer: USD 64 million | The record 20-time Grand Slam champion made USD 6 million in winnings. However, his major source of riches comes from endorsements, which are worth USD 58 million. (Image: Reuters)
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Roger Federer: USD 64 million | The record 20-time Grand Slam champion made USD 6 million in winnings. However, his major source of riches comes from endorsements, which are worth USD 58 million. (Image: Reuters)

Kevin Durant: 60.6 million | This professional American basketball player who stars for the Golden State Warriors in the NBA, makes USD 26.6 million as his salary and USD 34 million from endorsements. (Image: Reuters)
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Kevin Durant: 60.6 million | This professional American basketball player who stars for the Golden State Warriors in the NBA, makes USD 26.6 million as his salary and USD 34 million from endorsements. (Image: Reuters)

Andrew Luck: USD 50 million | This 28-year-old American football player is the richest player from the sport, earning USD 47 million as a salary and USD 3 million from endorsements. (Image: Reuters)
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Andrew Luck: USD 50 million | This 28-year-old American football player is the richest player from the sport, earning USD 47 million as a salary and USD 3 million from endorsements. (Image: Reuters)

Rory McIlroy: USD 50 million | The 14-time PGA Tour winner is the richest Golfer in the world, getting paid USD 34 million for endorsements and getting USD 16 million from wins. (Image: Reuters)
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Rory McIlroy: USD 50 million | The 14-time PGA Tour winner is the richest Golfer in the world, getting paid USD 34 million for endorsements and getting USD 16 million from wins. (Image: Reuters)

Stephen Curry: USD 47.3 million | Curry, who also plays for the Golden State Warriors, is paid USD 12.3 million as salary and gets USD 35 million from endorsements. (Image: Reuters)
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Stephen Curry: USD 47.3 million | Curry, who also plays for the Golden State Warriors, is paid USD 12.3 million as salary and gets USD 35 million from endorsements. (Image: Reuters)

James Harden: USD 46.6 million | This American professional basketball player, playing for the Houston Rockets has featured in the NBA All Stars for six consecutive years between 2013 and 2018. Harden earns USD 26.6 million as his salary and USD 20 million from endorsements. (Image: Reuters)
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James Harden: USD 46.6 million | This American professional basketball player, playing for the Houston Rockets has featured in the NBA All Stars for six consecutive years between 2013 and 2018. Harden earns USD 26.6 million as his salary and USD 20 million from endorsements. (Image: Reuters)

Lewis Hamilton: USD 46 million | The four-time Formula 1 World Champion is the richest person from the world of motorsports. The Brit earns USD 38 million as his salary and makes another USD 8 million from endorsements. (Image: Reuters)
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Lewis Hamilton: USD 46 million | The four-time Formula 1 World Champion is the richest person from the world of motorsports. The Brit earns USD 38 million as his salary and makes another USD 8 million from endorsements. (Image: Reuters)

First Published on Apr 4, 2018 02:41 pm
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